Wednesday, October 1, 2008


Here are photos of our beautiful Australian native plant, the Bottlebrush. I am so lucky to have this beauty around me when I go walking. This is near a lake close by. It is wildflower time over here now and as I drive down the freeway from Perth late afternoon the sun glints off the Wattle and it is really a spectacular sight. I often feel like stopping the car to photograph, but I don't think other motorists would appreciate it!

This seems to be a week for doctors' visits - drat! - I should be out with my girlfriends this morning - never mind! I hope to come home this afternoon and get some stitching done - still dying to try out my version of Scrap Happy.

Progress so far for my Stitcher's Angel - the Hexagon Bag is done and now I am chasing little gold rings to thread through the drawstring cord. Let's hope I can track some down today. I made the little pincushion last night and have another on the go - I just love making them. I challenge myself to get a perfectly round shape and equal eights - silly me - simple mind!

I am feeling in a very whimsical, quirky, pretty, spotty mood lately - does anyone else get these get these changes of heart from time to time? Maybe it is because of Spring. I still intend working on my Civil War Love Letters starting 28 October.

Happy day everyone!

7 Lovely People said ...:

Myra said...

What an awesome plant Lurline! Wow! I've never seen anything like it! About how tall and wide does it grow?
Lovely little pincushion and Hex Bag!
I look forward to more of your CWLL blocks! 8-)
Happy stitchings!

Sweet P said...

That is a beautiful bush. Your Stitcher's Angel projects are adorable.

I often have times when I'm feeling whimsical and quirky. Those are the times when my creative juices are at their best.

antique quilter said...

love the pincushion and hex bag....pretty fabrics you chose too.
I love yellow so that pincushion is perfect in mho!

Candace said...

Hi Lurline,
We have a bottlebrush tree in our backyard, and I love it. We did have an even bigger one in the front, but when we had to replace our ceptic system we lost it. I think that they are native to Australia, but do well here in Florida, too. Your bag and pincushion are very pretty. Hope your Dr. visit goes quickly and you can join your girlfriends.

Cornfield Quilter said...

The Bottlebrush tree is so interesting looking and what color!
It seems so strange that it is spring there and fall here, both very colorful seasons! Blogging has made the world even smaller and I am learning so much about different cultures. This is so much better than reading geography books. :D I love your pincushion and bag. I have a hard time with pincushions, can never get them stuffed enough. I would like to know your secret. Please tell!

em's scrapbag said...

Love the color in the bottlebrush tree. Your pincushion is sweet. Have a great day!!! Em

Unknown said...

Love the Fabrics in your Hexagon Bag..nice Colours & Too Cute Pincushion..we all love a